15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, walk around Vondelpark, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation site.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges online holiday planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Le Marais, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Paris visit planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

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Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online travel planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.